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TeleCommunication Systems Supports Voluntary Consensus Wireless 9-1-1 Location Accuracy Plan

Tuesday, November 18, 2014   (0 Comments)
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TeleCommunication Systems Supports Voluntary Consensus Wireless 9-1-1 Location Accuracy Plan
Plan Addresses Heightened Location Accuracy for Indoor and Outdoor Wireless 9-1-1 Calls

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure wireless communication technology, today announced that it supports the newly finalized voluntary consensus plan for providing heightened wireless 9-1-1 indoor and outdoor location accuracy, presented to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on November 14, 2014 by AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) and the National Emergency Number Association (NENA).

The plan advances wireless 9-1-1 location accuracy, including the use of newer technologies for giving a 'dispatchable location' to first responders. A dispatchable location adds details such as floor, suite, or apartment to the civic address of the calling party, helping to enable a quick, direct response by first responders.

TCS Senior Vice President, Tim Lorello, said: "The trend toward using wireless to dial 9-1-1 drives a need for advancements in indoor location accuracy. Since current GPS solutions are not fully capable of pinpointing an enhanced indoor location, especially in multi-level, multi-tenant buildings, it is vital that solutions for dispatchable location be deployed across the nation. Providing a dispatchable location of a 9-1-1 caller has long been viewed as the ultimate request from public safety. Together with the wireless carriers, APCO and NENA, TCS is in full support of the latest consensus plan which drives this bold initiative to provide a dispatchable location to first responders, helping them quickly and efficiently locate callers."

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